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December 20, 2016To close out 2016, the latest MSRC e-newsletter Clean Air Roadmap has a number of great stories that embody what the MSRC is all about. The first article celebrates the one millionth rider on the MSRC-funded Dodger Stadium Express, and recounts the festive MSRC night at Dodger Stadium with Chair Greg Pettis throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
The second article spotlights one of the MSRC’s project partners - the City of Irvine - and its new improvements to the San Diego Creek Bikeway. With the help of Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC, the City enhanced… Read More
October 14, 2016The City of Corona is putting the finishing touches on new infrastructure and facilities to encourage more residents to bike in the city. With the help of more than $178,000 in Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC, the city has installed 20 bicycle lockers and 43 bike racks at parks and government buildings around the city. Bike lockers (see photo below) can provide more security for bicycles, can provide a longer term parking option, and can help shield them from the elements. The final installations should be completed by the end of October.
As part of this… Read More
September 23, 2016September 7 was MSRC night at Dodger Stadium and several MSRC and Technical Advisory Committee Members were there to celebrate the Dodger Stadium Express’ millionth rider, made possible with the help of the MSRC’s Clean Transportation Funding. MSRC Chair Greg Pettis threw out the ceremonial first pitch, which helped lead the Dodgers to their 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
MSRC member Jack Kitowski, Alternates Mark Yamarone and Tim Shaw, and TAC Members Rick Teebay and Steven Lee were all on the field to cheer Greg on. The Dodgers celebrated their partnership with the MSRC and LA… Read More
August 02, 2016There is still time to experience the ease of getting to the Orange County Fair this summer by taking the MSRC-funded OC Fair Express. Thanks to nearly $700,000 in Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is again offering a special express bus service on weekends from nine locations throughout Orange County. This program is wildly successful, with nearly 79,000 boarding last summer - a record for this service.
Fair-goers can catch the OC Fair Express from the following locations:
• Anaheim: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, 2626 E.… Read More
June 02, 2016For the first time ever, the MSRC is offering ten million dollars in Clean Transportation Funding for their “Near Zero” Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Incentive Program. The Committee just approved funding incentives to buy down the purchase cost of the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero (ISL G NZ) Natural Gas Engine (pictured below) for transit buses and refuse collection trucks operating in the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which is home to some of the dirtiest air in the country.
“The MSRC wants to be out front helping stakeholders deploy this technology because this near… Read More